I saw a video on Men's Health the other day titled "6 Protein Myths:". After watching it I felt like it lacked depth and by not addressing some of the information I was doing a disservice to all who followed that page. The following is my observation.
Misconception #1:"Protein Builds Muscle" The first myth is kind of common sense. Contrary to popular belief protein doesn't build muscle. Protein is what your muscle is made of.
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The video linked below explains an excellent tactic. I have been doing basically the same thing but with drop sets added in. My own triceps work usually goes like this:
Bodyweight triceps extensions, 8-12 reps
Diamond pushups, 8-12 reps
Triceps dips (aka chair dips or bench dips), 12-15 reps
Of course, while this is not strictly about calisthenics, the way he explains shocking the muscles can definitely be used in calisthenics. What he describes is essentially "drop sets", where you perform an exercise that is difficult for you personally for reps then drop to a less difficult one for reps. You could drop multiple times as a method of muscle exhaustion. As some old timers would say, the first few reps are for strength and the last few for size.